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    Default Get to know your Spices!


    Here is a nice little resource relating to the world of spices from the UCLA Biomedical Library.
    Checkout the entire left hand column for useful links.

    http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm

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    Gidzilla, Thanks for this good resource

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    That is a great link.

    I wonder why Chocolate, Vanilla and Sugar are listed under the "table of spices"

    If those are spices then I need to go back and figure out some things....

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    Chocolate is from cocoa, which can be used as a spice.
    Vanilla is from, naturally, vanilla pods, which can also be used as a spice.

    sugar.... I don't know.

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    Glad to know I wasn't the only one scratching my head regarding the "sugar" entry. (Misery loves company!)
    Here is a partial definition of "spice" according to Wikipedia:

    "A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavouring... spices are not fresh." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spice

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    this is off the top of my head but i think historically the word "spice" was just used to refer to things that were imported to europe, especially from china but chocolate, vanilla, and sugar don't fit the "from china" thing right? but i think back "then" (chronologically vague on purpose!) people even used the word "spice" to refer to things like silks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Glad to know I wasn't the only one scratching my head regarding the "sugar" entry. (Misery loves company!)
    Here is a partial definition of "spice" according to Wikipedia:

    "A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavouring... spices are not fresh." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spice

    Diabolus fecit ut id facerem! -- just what, pray tell, did the devil make you do?

    Do they have condiment and additive sections, too? Can we give them some poetic license to broaden spice to mean flavoring?

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    Diabolus fecit ut id facerem! -- just what, pray tell, did the devil make you do?
    Click on it, and you shall have the answer! *;D

    Do they have condiment and additive sections, too? *Can we give them some poetic license to broaden spice to mean flavoring?
    I'm sure if you were to contact them, and impart your suggestions in a 'poetic' manner they might consider flavorings, and perhaps even additives, as members of the spice family too! *:

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